Agoura, Royal grads qualify for U.S. Amateur golf championship

Boring, Hoffenberg to play at Tulsa

Russell Boring understands the magnitude of the U.S. Amateur Championship, the oldest golf championship in the country. “It’s the biggest amateur golf tournament in the world,” said Boring, a 2007 Agoura High graduate. Boring earned a trip to this year’s U.S. Amateur by winning a qualifying tournament Aug. 4 at Crystalaire Country Club at Llano, Calif. Boring paced the field […]

Supports healthcare for all citizens

In my opinion, single payer health care is the best alternative to fix our clearly broken healthcare system. While many support single payer health care, they are also aware that President Obama is working hard to reform our health care system at the national level. Single payer health care is a plan that eliminates the insurance companies and uses the […]

Two tournaments, two championships

Runyon recalled as renegade, last honest man

Tom Runyon, owner of the Old Place in Cornell, had a way of making impressions on people. At Runyon’s memorial on Aug. 14, hundreds of friends and family members gathered in the rural Cornell community of Agoura to pay respect to a man who by all accounts was a rugged, crabby individualist—part cowboy, part sophisticate and 100 percent genuine. Runyon […]

Fast growing

United Payment Services of Westlake Village made Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America for 2009. United Payment Services offers credit and ATM/debit card processing, check guarantee services, purchasing card programs and Internet electronic commerce capabilities to businesses of all sizes. The company says its rapid growth is due to the launch last year of its […]

Calabasas’ Baynard picks Div. III school

Josh Baynard, a former Calabasas High football standout, has signed a National Letter of Intent with Monmouth College in Illinois, a Division III university. Baynard is also expected to compete in track and field. “Josh is a tremendous athlete,” said Simi Valley football head coach Lance Martin, who coached Baynard at CHS in 2008. “He’s highly intelligent, and Monmouth is […]

Democrat meetingot out of hand

Here is a personal account of a town hall meeting I tried to attend on Aug. 12 at the Thousand Oaks Library. It was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. We arrived at 5:30. There was an orderly line forming outside the venue and it was apparent that there were many different types of concerned individuals who represented every possible political bend. […]

Kids learn the Bible ‘down under’ style

SINGING PRAISES— Vacation Bible School campers called “Kidaroos” perform songs with sign language that they learned during camp at Church in the Canyon. The five-day VBS had an outback theme. More than 25 children from 3 years old up to fifth grade took part in crafts, games, Bible study and worship. The camp culminated with the children reciting the Bible […]

Westminster women cook up some fun


THURS., AUG. 20 Singles 50+ 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Dr. Arnold Bresky discusses “Tune up your brain, tune up your life.” Bring appetizer to share. Phone: 805.552.6476 Contact: Ann Johnston Time: 6:00 p.m. Date: 8/20/2009 Camarillo Acoustic Music Club 7 to 11 p.m. at private home in Camarillo. Participate in […]